An artist’s studio and modernist living space. The Jonathan Ellis-Miller-designed Banham Studio in Prickwillow, Cambridgeshire is a very stylish place to spend time.
The work of London-based architect Jonathan Ellis-Miller, Banham Studio was commissioned for artist Mary Reyner Banham and her husband husband Reyner Banham (who sadly never saw the house built) as both as studio and country retreat. It still works on both of those levels.
As for the design, it dates from the early 1990s, taking inspiration from modernism from a few decades earlier. The agent mentions Mies Van Der Rohe, Charles & Ray Eames and Craig Ellwood as influences, which we can’t disagree with.
A steel-framed house with full height glazing, the house offers ‘far-reaching views’ across the Cambridgeshire Fens to the spire of Ely Cathedal’ and of course, plenty of natural light.
A decent, but not huge, amount of space too, which is dominated by a main room with that glazing on both sides (as well as a skylight) and a seating area, used by the original owner as a sleeping space. There’s also a galley kitchen, a bathroom, a separate shower and a bedroom overlooking the gardens. A store room too, which could be converted for other uses.
Outside space is access via full-height glazed doors in the main room, leading to a ‘narrow terrace’ with steps down to the (mainly) lawned garden. A carport and pergola complete the layout.
£285,000 is the price, should you fancy it as your weekend bolthole or indeed, for somewhere more permanent.
Images and details courtesy of The Modern House. For more details and to make an enquiry, please visit their website.